xmkmf - create a Makefile from an Imakefile
xmkmf [-a] [topdir[curdir]]
The xmkmf command is the normal way to create a Makefile from an Imakefile shipped with third-party software.
When invoked with no arguments in a directory containing an Imakefile, the imake program is run with arguments appropriate for your system (configured into xmkmf when X was built) and generates a Makefile.
When invoked with the -a option, xmkmf builds the Makefile in the current directory, and then automatically executes ``make Makefiles'' (in case there are subdirectories), ``make includes'', and ``make depend'' for you. This is the normal way to configure software that is outside the X Consortium build tree.
If working inside the X Consortium build tree (unlikely unless you are
an X developer, and even then this option is never really used), the
argument should be specified as the relative pathname
from the current directory to the top of the build tree. Optionally,
may be specified as a relative pathname from the top
of the build tree to the current directory. It is necessary to supply
if the current directory has subdirectories, or the
will not be able to build the subdirectories. If a
nothing is installed on your system and looks for files in the build tree
instead of using the installed versions.